The 2014 Pierce’s Disease (PD) Research Symposium held in Sacramento December 16-17 highlighted research progress and promising new products, technologies and mechanisms to prevent and control PD in grapevines.

These include: traditionally-bred PD-resistant cultivars, the development of microbiological and transgenic mechanisms to suppress PD, and new directions to control PD’s vector–the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS).

The full, 258-page CDFA document of the 2014 PD Research Symposium Proceedings is accessible online,  click here.

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